DraftWork: Kayla Hamilton / Julie Mayo – Danspace Project
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DraftWork: Kayla Hamilton / Julie Mayo

Kayla Hamilton. Photo: Travis Magee. Work by Julie Mayo. Photo: Maria Baranova.


This event will take place online via Zoom. A link will be sent to registrants via email 30 minutes prior to the stream.

Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the program.

Danspace Project’s DraftWork series hosts informal virtual showings of new works in varying stages of development. They are followed by a conversation and Q&A between the artists and DraftWork curator Ishmael Houston-Jones.

This season, Danspace has re-envisioned DraftWork as a series of virtual engagement.

Accessibility: This program will be captioned. A phone number will be provided so that the Zoom chat may be accessed audibly. For further inquiry, feedback, or to submit specific access requests, please email seta@danspaceproject.org.

Kayla Hamilton (she/her) is an artist, experience creator and educator based in The Bronx, NY. She is a member of the 2017 Bessie-award winning collective of skeleton architecture, the future of our world’s, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. In addition to skeleton architecture, Kayla has been in process with Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, and Maria Bauman Morales/MBDance. Kayla’s creative explorations have been presented at Gibney, Performance Space New York and New Live Arts. When Kayla is not dancing, she’s a special education teacher at the Highbridge Green School who loves to watch Law and Order on Hulu while sipping on peppermint tea.

Julie Mayo has been making dances for 20+ years. She is also a performer and a teacher. Her work has been called “an associative, sometimes absurdist choreographer” by the New Yorker and in New York her choreography has been presented by The Chocolate Factory, The Kitchen (DAP), Gibney Dance, New York Live Arts (Fresh Tracks), JACK, Dixon Place, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Brooklyn Studios for Dance and alongside the visual artwork of James Bierdeman at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery. Her work has also been presented at NOHspace in San Francisco, Highways Performance Space in Los Angeles and multiple venues in Chicago and in Richmond, Virginia, where she is originally from. Julie has been an Artist-in-Residence at Movement Research, Center for Performance Research and is currently a 2021 Gibney DiP Resident Artist. She has been a recipient of residencies at Yaddo, Djerassi, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ucross, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Mount Tremper Arts. She has taught at many universities and colleges as a guest artist, at community venues, and currently teaches through Movement Research, the online + live platform freeskewl, and on her own Zoom’in platform.

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